Islam; its impact on the Church and society
Dr. Patrick Sookhdeo, the International Director of the Barnabas Fund is due to address the subject of Islam and the challenges for and impact on the Christian church, theology and society in the course of three sessions.
The Kingsview Christian Centre is hosting a series of afternoon and evening meetings to which all interested parties are most warmly invited. During the afternoon sessions Dr. Sookhdeo will deliver two lectures, with a third talk in the evening.
These meetings are being held in the month of November when the Barnabas Fund is encouraging churches to designate one day during the month as a 'Suffering Church Sunday'.
Advance literature indicated that their would be a charge for the daytime sessions to cover the cost of a meal (at 5.30pm.).
This arrangement has been changed. There is now no charge for these meetings; those wishing to have a meal are invted to bring their own food. Tea/coffee etc. will be provided.
The details of the meetings are as follows:
Friday, 27 November, 2009
Kingsview Christian Centre, Inverness IV3 8TF
2.00 - 2.30pm Arrival/registration
2.30 - 3.30pm Lecture One — Islam: its impact on contemporary Christian theology
3.30 - 4.00pm Afternoon teabreak with time to visit book stall.
4.00 - 5.00pm Lecture Two — Islam: its impact on the Church and mission
5.30 pm - Evening meal (see Note above)
7.30 - 8.30pm — Islam today and tomorrow challenges to contemporary society in Britain
All interested parties are warmly invited to these meetings.
Further information: Kingsview Christian Centre
Dr. Patrick Sookhdeo is the International Director of the Barnabas Fund a relief and development agency channelling practical help and support to the suffering hurch in the Muslim world.
He is a recognised authority on Islam and its effects on Christian minorities. Dr. Sookhdeo has lectured, taught and written extensively on religious, cultural and security issues.
Patrick Sookhdeo was born in 1947 in British Guiana (now Guyana), to a couple who had migrated from Asia. His family migrated to England in the early 1960s. In 1965, as a student, Sookhdeo converted to Christianity and in 1964 he pursued studies at London Bible College (now the London School of Theology) and went on to obtain a Doctorate in Oriental and African studies. During that time Sookhdeo began exploring inter-faith dialogue and became increasingly concerned by the brutality being leveled at Christian minorities in Islamic nations, including death penalties for conversions from Islam.
FAITH, POWER and TERRITORY
Dr Sookhdeo’s book has been written to provide an easy-to-use resource to help readers understand Islam in Britain today, the way in which Islam is developing, and Islam’s influence on the country. The book asks penetrating questions about the way in which the Muslim communities in the UK may develop in the future and how British authorities and institutions appear to be yielding to the process of Islamisation.
This book was released in March 2008 (360 pages, Isaac Publishing, paperback at £10.99 and hardback at £12.99 p+p £2.95).
“Faith, Power and Territory is an invaluable resource book for all who are interested in learning more about the important subject of Islam in contemporary Britain, by an author whose knowledge, learning, experience and expertise ensure confidence in the accuracy of the information and the analysis of the very important wider implications for the British government and people.” Caroline (The Baroness) Cox
“Patrick Sookhdeo has been developing understanding of and expertise in Muslim-Christian relationships for 40 years. He is acknowledged internationally as an expert in this field. His views and analyses are always worth serious consideration.” Rt Hon the Lord Mawhinney Kt
The Barnabas Fund is an interdenominational Christian aid agency that serves Christians in many countries who face discrimination or persecution, and makes their needs known to Christians around the world, encouraging them to pray. It provides practical help to strengthen and encourage the Church in many different ways. Barnabas Fund was established in 1993 and channels aid to projects run by national Christians in more than 50 countries. The work of Barnabas Fund began under the auspices of another registered charity in 1993, and is now an independent charitable company incorporated in 2000.
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